Wednesday, October 18, 2017

the lonesome west | pay-what-you-can preview

Tomorrow night is the preview night for THE LONESOME WEST! That means tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door (after 7pm) and $14.99 in advance. Come on down and be among the very first to see Cave Canem Productions launch their company with this dark Irish comedy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

the lonesome west | meet the crew

The Cave Canem boys have pulled together a fantastic design team for THE LONESOME WEST, opening in just a few days!

Evan Frayne - Director

Phil Miguel - Lighting Designer

Sandy Margaret - Set Designer

Madelaine Walker - Assistant Stage Manager

Matthew MacDonald-Bain - Co-Sound Designer

Shelby Bushell - Stage Manager

Kaitlin Williams - Costume Designer

Curtis Tweede - Co-Sound Designer

Monday, October 16, 2017

written on the heart | meet the cast

We open THE LONESOME WEST this weekend, and then the weekend after we're jumping upstairs to the Holy Trinity sanctuary to do a one-day-only staged reading of WRITTEN ON THE HEART by David Edgar, and we've go an incredible team for this once in a lifetime event!

Familiar PT faces include Ron Reed, our Artistic Director, John Voth and Kenton Klassen (both THE LONESOME WEST), Camyar Chai (THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT), Jalen Saip (SIDESHOW), John Emmet Tracy (OUTSIDE MULLINGAR), and Mariam Barry (THE CHRISTIANS).

Newcomers to our stage, some long-awaited, include Dean Paul Gibson, Kyle Jespersen, Russell Roberts, Anthony Santiago, Agape Mngomezulu, and Sebastian Peters.

In case you weren't counting, that's thirteen actors, and many are playing multiple roles. We can't wait to share this exciting historical drama with you to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

work at pacific | financial and operations manager [maternity leave]

Are you an office wizard who loves what we do? Pacific Theatre is seeking a financial and operations manager to fill a maternity leave position.

Be a part of the Pacific Theatre family.

Information about the position, salary, and required skill sets can be found on our employment page. Interested parties are encouraged to contact

The application deadline is October 27th, with training beginning part-time on November 13th.

Friday, October 13, 2017

oct 24 | auditions : doubt | gallery 7

To my mind, DOUBT is one of the best plays of the past 20 years, and our production at Pacific Theatre was one of the best experiences I've had as a director.  If you also love the play... Maybe you ought to be in it!  Here's your chance...

If you're between the ages 18 and 75 and are interested in performing in this riveting exploration of faith and truth, we'd love to see you at the auditions! We also encourage any one interested in working behind the scenes to also attend the auditions. Join us for a creative, fun and challenging theatre experience you won't forget. Sign up for an audition today!

Audition Date: October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Audition Location: Gallery 7 Theatre Rehearsal Hall
#100 - 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford.

Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, is shaken to her moral core when she suspects that young Father Flynn is having an inappropriate relationship with a male student. A Pulitzer Prize-Winning play that was adapted in to an award-winning film featuring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play explores the delicate tension between perception and reality.

Character Breakdown:

Sister Aloysius Beauvier: (Female, 50s/60s) The principal and head nun at St. Nicholas Church School. She is watchful, reserved and unsentimental. She is conservative and stern but is driven by a high sense of duty.

Father Brendan Flynn: (Male, late 30s) Middle-aged priest who teaches PE and religion at the school. He is articulate, intelligent and prides himself in being kind and inclusive with the students.

Sister James: (Female, 20s) A nun and an enthusiastic but inexperienced teacher at the school. She is young and impressionable with a warm, unassuming heart.

Mrs. Muller: (Female, 38) Mother of Donald Muller who is the first and only African-American student at the school. (This role has already been cast)


Performance Dates
January 26 & 27, 31 - Feb. 3, Feb. 7 - 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Discount Matinees: January 27, Feb. 3 & Feb. 10 @ 2:00 PM

Performance Location
Abbotsford Community Arts Addition
2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford

Rehearsals will occur Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
There are two additional Saturday rehearsals scheduled as follows:
December 9, 2017: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January 6, 2018: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rehearsals will commence November 20, 2017

Rehearsal Location
Gallery 7 Theatre Rehearsal Hall
#100 - 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford.

Please read through the Actor's Orientation Package (available here) prior to registering for an audition. This document contains important information about the audition itself, rehearsal schedules, expectations, and more.

Click here to register online. You can also register by phone by calling 604-504-5940 or by email by sending your name and phone number to

the lonesome west | photos

We've got the advance photos for Cave Canem's guest production of THE LONESOME WEST! All photos by Emily Cooper.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

the lonesome west | meet the cast

One of the best things about our guest production model is giving new theatre production companies their first shot at putting together a professional show. Cave Canem is knocking it out of the park so far, especially when it comes to hiring the right people. Check out this amazing team of actors they pulled together for THE LONESOME WEST!

You've seen John Voth on our stage in THE FOREIGNER (he won a Jessie for that one!) and THE RAINMAKER - and in earlier days, REMNANTS: A FABLE and as Dick Martin in our wonderfully peculiar production of GODSPELL. A very funny improvisor with Vancouver Theatre Sports, he's one of the producers of Cave Canem Productions and performing in their first show.

Kenton Klassen is another member of the Cave Canem Productions team. A former company apprentice, he produced and performed in the original production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES before we brought it to our stage, and played Noah Curry in  THE RAINMAKER.

Sebastian Archibald is Playwright-in-Residence & Co-Artistic Producer at Vancouver's innovative ITSAZOO Productions, and it's Sebastian who first brought The Lonesome West to our attention. This is his first role on our stage! We are so excited that he got looped into this incredible team and for the chance to finally work with him.

Fresh from an advanced acting program in Ireland, Paige Louter was one of last year's apprentices, performing in Classic Chic's production of CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER, as well as apprentice productions IN THE FLESH, THE MOST MASSIVE WOMAN WINS, THE WOLVES, and DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (directed by none other than Kenton!).

Friday, October 06, 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

the christians | more photos

We're into our final week of THE CHRISTIANS! The week is already pretty full, but we've got a good number of seats left for Saturday night.